30 May 2017

Linguistic analysis shows WannaCry ransom notes written by southern Chinese, says US intelligence firm

“The WannaCry Malware that affected as many as 300,000 computers worldwide are likely authored by hackers from southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore, said a US intelligence company.” Source: Linguistic analysis shows WannaCry ransom notes written by southern Chinese, says US intelligence firm, East Asia News & Top Stories

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30 May 2017

JPMorgan Marshals an Army of Developers to Automate High Finance

“At JPMorgan Chase & Co., a learning machine is parsing financial deals that once kept legal teams busy for thousands of hours. The program, called COIN, for Contract Intelligence, does the mind-numbing job of interpreting commercial-loan agreements that, until the project went online in June, consumed 360,000 hours of work

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29 May 2017

Profiles in cyber: Understanding the US’s major adversaries in cyberspace

“In each of these stories, we sought to give you, the reader, an in-depth look at these threat actors and their distinct TTPs. In this piece, we build on those reports, drawing from recent congressional testimony, published cybersecurity research and expert commentary to provide you with a profile for each

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26 May 2017

Trump wants capability to track, hack and destroy drones

“Pressure is clearly mounting on drone makers to control the unauthorized flying of their products. Only yesterday, DJI announced its intention to  severely restrict the functionality of its drones until an owner’s details are registered. But the Trump administration is looking to go a step further. It wants the federal government

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25 May 2017

Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus

“This report describes an extensive Russia-linked phishing and disinformation campaign. It provides evidence of how documents stolen from a prominent journalist and critic of Russia was tampered with and then ‘leaked’ to achieve specific propaganda aims. We name this technique ‘tainted leaks.’ The report illustrates how the twin strategies of phishing

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23 May 2017

Fog of cyberwar spurs virtual arms race on Korean peninsula

“In Units 110 and 121 of North Korea’s General Staff Reconnaissance Bureau, several thousand information technology experts are working on ways to disrupt the vital installations and systems of their enemy countries via the internet.” Source: Fog of cyberwar spurs virtual arms race on Korean peninsula- Nikkei Asian Review

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22 May 2017

Exclusive: North Korea’s Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

“North Korea’s main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts.” Source: Exclusive: North Korea’s Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West |

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18 May 2017

China issues warning for new ransomware virus

“China has urged Windows users to protect themselves against a new ransomware virus similar to the WannaCry bug that wreaked havoc worldwide last week.” Source: China issues warning for new ransomware virus, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

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18 May 2017

‘Bots’ spam FCC website over proposed net neutrality reversal

“Bots appear to be spamming a US regulator’s website over a proposed reversal of net neutrality rules, researchers have said.” Source: ‘Bots’ spam FCC website over proposed net neutrality reversal – BBC News

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17 May 2017

Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites

“Ukraine ordered the blocking of access to a number of Russian websites Tuesday in the latest round of sanctions since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.” Source: Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites

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